Declutter your life – part 1

By ABNLP, Addiction, Billy Kueek, Change, Coaching, Food for thought, Hypnosis, NLP, Personal Development, Success, Time Line Therapy

How many of us are clutter free? Or is it more likely that we are surrounded by clutter? How did that happen and why do we allow it to happen? And more importantly, how do we declutter.

Clutter stops us from moving ahead. Some of us hide behind the clutter. Some find comfort in it. Some just cannot decide what to get rid of so they end up getting rid of nothing. Whatever the reason, it is time to clear our lives of the ‘stuff’ that we have collected.

The stuff that I am referring to is not just physical things though that usually makes up a huge portion of our clutter.

“Clutter is not just physical stuff. It’s old ideas, toxic relationships and bad habits. Clutter is anything that does not support your better self.” – Eleanor Brownn

Type of Clutter that we may have:

  • Physical – the things that we have in our homes, our offices, our cars
  • Mental – negative thoughts, limiting beliefs
  • Emotional – negative emotions, toxic relationships
  • Behavioural – bad habits
  • Financial – unpaid bills, uncleared debts, unfixed tax papers, unsorted documents, unwritten wills
  • Virtual – old emails, unopened emails, old phone numbers and addresses, etc

What is it that stops us from decluttering?

Here are a few reasons that sound good (sound familiar anyone?)

  • Too much stuff so it becomes overwhelming
  • Don’t know where to start
  • Make a start but give up too soon
  • Cannot let go
    • Have emotional attachments
    • “but it seems such a waste…”
    • “well, I may need it one day’
  • Cannot decide
  • Lack of awareness or in denial – emotional clutter
  • Not ready to face the problems – financial clutter

Let’s face it. We keep things. Just in case. That is the most common reason given for the things we have, just in case we need it, just in case it contains important information, just in case someone else needs it. And yet, if we are truly honest about it, that Just in Case moment has never arisen!

In our next posts, we will look into how to start decluttering and the benefits of decluttering.

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An Investment For Life

By ABNLP, Addiction, Applied NLP in Business, Billy Kueek, Change, Coaching, Corporate training, Hypnosis, NLP, Personal Development, Time Line Therapy, Train The Trainer, Training, Weight Loss

How much is your life worth?

When you are healthy, you may not be willing to pay much for medical care.  However, for someone who is sick, they would pay any amount to get better.  The value of something is based on what someone will pay for it.

Most of us buy life insurance because, in the event something happens to us, our family members will receive the insurance money, which is substantially higher than what was paid.  However, that usually means the insured is no longer around (or is incapacitated).

Here’s the thing though – When you invest in the Live By Design Practitioner program, you have the opportunity to change your life forever.

As an accountant would explain it – let’s say the program costs USD 3,000.  And let’s say you are now 30 years old, so we estimate you will be working for the next 30 years.  If you are able to change your life today, the investment of USD3,000 spread over 30 years is only USD 100 per year, or about USD 8 per month, or a mere USD 2 per week, or – and this will blow your mind – less than 30 cents per day!

Imagine – your investment in yourself, in improving, enhancing and bettering yourself, is less than the cost of a cup of coffee per day.

That is probably the best investment you are going to make. One that starts paying ‘dividends’ immediately, where you and your family members and friends will benefit, rather than wait for something to happen to claim the insurance.  And you will surely continue to benefit for the rest of your life.  The return on your investment will be many times greater than the money you pay and you will reap the rewards every day.

So when someone asks me, why they should pay to join our program, I ask them how much their life is worth.

Hypnotherapy – the facts behind the myths

By Addiction, Billy Kueek, Change, Coaching, Hypnosis, Personal Development, Weight Loss

Whenever I tell anyone that I am a Hypnotherapy Master Trainer, I get two different types of reaction.  The first is where they are very interested to know more about hypnosis and what it can do, and if I can hypnotize their friends (and notice how it is their friends and not themselves).  The other is where they avoid eye contact, afraid that I may start to hypnotize them.

Having used hypnosis as part of my coaching work for the past 15 years, I have found it to be one of the best techniques to use and it helps in most situations.  Be it increasing confidence, managing stress, stop smoking, kicking alcoholism, weight management, emotional mastery, getting rid of phobias, improving memory and concentration or even enhancing male sexual health, hypnotherapy has helped millions to tackle their personal issues, easily and permanently.

Of course, there are many misconceptions about hypnosis, not helped by the artistic license used by the media to create hype.  Some common misconceptions are:

  • Only weak-minded people can be hypnotized
  • Hypnosis is sleep
  • Fear of not being dehypnotized
  • That hypnosis is harmful
  • There is revelation of secrets
  • Loss of control and being controlled ie surrender of will
  • Loss of consciousness

All these are certainly untrue.  Of course, it is important to choose the right hypnotherapist.  Note that I use the term hypnotherapist and not hypnotist.  The difference is that the hypnotherapist uses hypnosis for therapy, while the hypnotist usually is a performer or entertainer.

There may also be some confusion about the trance state.  This is because each person experiences trance differently.  With a light trance, you may feel like you are totally aware of what the hypnotherapist is saying to you and that you are actually not in a trance, while those who are in a deep trance may almost be sound asleep and be unaware of his surroundings.  Whatever level of trance a person goes into is perfectly fine, since the objective of trance is to bypass the critical faculty and communicate directly with the unconscious (or some refer to it assubconscious) mind.

If you would like to know more about hypnotherapy, whether as a client or to become a hypnotherapist, do contact for information about our coaching services and our programs.

Hypnotherapy: A Case Study

By Addiction, Change, Coaching, Training

Timothy was a happy, active ten-year-old boy. He loved playing with his younger brother, Joe, and both of them spent many happy hours running around the house. Timothy was also an avid reader, he loved books and read everything he could get his hands on. However, this led to an overactive imagination, to the extent where Timothy imagined that there were sea monsters and other creatures in the bathroom, coming out of the plughole.

Bath times were a challenge as Timothy refused to get into the bath. Instead, he would stand outside the tub and bathe with the extended shower hose. His fear of water creatures also meant that swimming was a no-go. He imagined that there would be something in the pool and therefore, only ventured into the children’s wading pool.

His parents realised that this was not a healthy situation for their son and sought the help of a coach. The Impact System© Coach met up with Timothy and his parents to understand the extent of the problem. Apart from the overactive imagination, she also discovered that Timothy had an anger management issue, flaring into a rage whenever he got frustrated by his classmates or even in the midst of playing computer games.

After the initial meeting, the coach arranged for a follow-up session. Using hypnosis, she was able to help Timothy overcome his fear of monsters and other imaginative creations. She also coached him to resolve his anger that was usually unwarranted. Of course, he would still get angry if the situation warranted it, just that he would not become enraged at the slightest provocation.

Six months on, Timothy is a much happier child who goes swimming every week with his parents. In fact, is one of the best swimmers in his group! As for bath time, he now looks forward to getting into the shower.

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